Sports can be an important and fun part of a child’s life – they get to make friends, learn lifelong skills and stay active. However, the pressure to win, get a college scholarship or make it into the pros can force kids and parents to take sports to the extreme to gain a competitive edge. Sports played too much and too soon can have consequences, such as injuries, burnout or quitting being active altogether, which has rippling consequences until adulthood. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who help provide youth athletes with a true competitive advantage – their health. The goal of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week (held the third full week of each October) is to raise awareness and provide practical tips for athletes, parents and coaches to keep kids safe, healthy and in the game for a happier today and a healthier tomorrow.
Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week 2019
October 21 2019
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